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  •  Well, both statements are currently true. (0+ / 0-)

    "Your stupidity gets in the way of any rational discussion." Barney Frank to Bill O'Reilly

    by Endangered Alaskan Dem on Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 07:15:14 PM PST

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    •  naw, he was convicted, in october. (0+ / 0-)
      •  No, he was found guilty in October. (0+ / 0-)

        He'll be convicted in January or February unless he wins one of his post-trial motions.

        "Your stupidity gets in the way of any rational discussion." Barney Frank to Bill O'Reilly

        by Endangered Alaskan Dem on Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 11:24:22 PM PST

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        •  you sound like stevens (0+ / 0-)

          what is a 'post trial motion'?
          he was convicted in a jury trial.  it's all over except the sentencing.
          he will file an appeal.  he'll lose that, too, except bush will probably pardon him on 1-19-09, before the appeal is heard in court.

          •  There are all kind of post-trial motions. (0+ / 0-)

            The most common after a jury's finding of guilt is to overturn the jury's finding.  Another is for a new trial, often based on prosecutorial misconduct.

            While he probably will be convicted, that has not happened yet.  The judgment of conviction will be entered after sentencing, usually right after.

            That is why he was eligible to vote a couple of weeks ago; because he has not been convicted.

            I may sound like Stevens, but you sound like someone spouting off on a subject you know very little about.  "What is a 'post trial motion'?"  Really.

            "Your stupidity gets in the way of any rational discussion." Barney Frank to Bill O'Reilly

            by Endangered Alaskan Dem on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 01:34:24 AM PST

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